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Why use an ordinary basting brush when you could make your own out of herbs? It looks pretty and adds flavor!

This super easy trick comes courtesy of Adam Perry Lang of Food Republic. He ties a bunch of herb springs (rosemary, sage, or thyme, or whatever combination you're in the mood for) to a dowel, like the handle of a wooden spoon. Then he bastes away! He says the herb brush "flavors the baste, releases oils into the crust as it builds, and eventually becomes a garnish. Plus, it looks really cool." We agree!

Read More: How To Make an Herb Basting Brush at Food Republic

Related: 5 Ways to Build Flavor Without Adding Calories

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